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Son of Apanui Te Hamaiwaho and Miria Tarei of Ngati Awa
Carver of reknown; carver of Mataatua and Hotunui.
Hotunui was also in part a tribute to Te Hura Te Taiwhakaripi of Ngai Te Rangihouhiri, one of the leaders in the wars of the 1860s. One of the poupou (uprights) in the porch is a carved representation and commemoration of Te Hura so that the tragedy of the confiscation suffered by Ngati Awa is memorialised in the meeting house (DNZB) AWMM
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Tena Koe Matua. I just wanted to leave a note of respect for you and your mahi in the carving of Hotunui wharenui as I am currently working with the Museum conservation team to restore Hotunui to the state in which you and your father and whanau originally intended for it to be. I will do my mahi to the best of my ability in honour of you and your whanau. This is my pledge to you.
Nga mihi aroha Matua. Moe mai ra.
Public - Gerrie - Self - 4 May 2015
|04 May 2015||Gerrie||Tamaki Makaurau||Self||
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